Russell Brand Promoted to Purple Belt from Chris Cleere

British actor, comedian and activist Russell Brand has received his purple belt from Roger Gracie Black Belt Chris Cleere. Brand was awarded his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt back in July 2019, under Roger Gracie Black Belt Kev Capel at RGA Bucks with Mauricio Gomes and Roger Gracie also in

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BJJ Black Belt Ethan Crelinsten Undergoes ACL Surgery

Ethan Crelinsten – an American BJJ black belt under renowned coach John Danaher, and a member of the newly founded ‘B-Team’ – has undergone ACL surgery.  Injuries are unavoidable and inevitable in BJJ, especially being a high-level competitor; due to all of the intensive training and strain put on your

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High Rollerz: Cops Vs Stonerz – 18 September!

The dopest martial art tournament in the world, High Rollerz, has come back for its seventh edition, taking place soon on 18 September with a special ‘Cops Vs Stonerz’ event, and a middleweight super championship bout between Mitch Aguilar (Team Cops) and Jake Shields (Team Stonerz) being the main event.

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WATCH: Royce Gracie Try to Break Arm After Tap on UFC 2

WATCH this high intensity scramble on UFC 2 between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie and American MMA fighter – Jason Delucia. DeLucia practiced the Five Animals style of Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Aikido, and Judo. He is remembered by UFC enthusiasts for being in the very first fight (and the very

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Matt Lindland Promoted to BJJ Black Belt by Renzo Gracie

Last week saw UFC veteran Matt Lindland promoted to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by the legendary Renzo Gracie. This promotion took place in Renzo Gracie’s New York City gym. Upon receiving his black belt, Lindland had posted on Instagram, “Honored to receive my blackbelt from

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Bryony Tyrell: Nurse by Day, Pro Fighter by Night (Fighter Profile)

Name: Bryony TyrellAge: 41DOB: 07/10/79Nationality: BritishLocation: Southampton, EnglandGym: New Generation Martial ArtsCoach: Lukasz ChilareckiBJJ Rank: Purple BeltHeight: 5”4BJJ Weight Class: 54-60kgMMA Weight Class: 52kg Bryony Tyrell is a pro MMA fighter and purple belt BJJ competitor from New Generation Martial Arts, Southampton, England. Bryony has been entertaining martial arts since

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Ex Powerlifter Mark MacQueen: First Comp at Blue Belt – Wins the Absolute

“Had my first comp as a blue belt, and my first match as a blue belt was against a black belt.” Grappling Insider speaks with ex world champion powerlifter Mark MacQueen about his tremendous win in the absolute division at Grappling Industries in Manchester last week. Alongside him in the

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